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“Be Happy, I’m Happy”

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I was reading up on the upcoming beatification of Chiara-Luce Badano, a young girl who died of bone cancer in 1990.  She was so devout and so full of life, it’s hard even today not to be inspired by her.  She would often repeat during her pain and illness, “If this is what you want, Jesus, then so do I.”   And as she was dying, her last words to her mother were, “be happy, for I’m happy.”

Bl. Chiara-Luce Badano

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April 22, 2010 at 7:47 pm

Excerpt of Jacques Fesch

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Bl. Jacques Fesch (1930-1957)

I am currently reading a book called Light Over the Scaffold and Cell 18: The Unedited Letters of Jacques Fesch.   He was executed in France for the murder of a police officer on October 1, 1957 at the age of 27, a crime he never denied, although he did shoot his gun without his glasses on and could not see that it struck anyone.  What makes him special?  He’s being considered for beatification by the Church. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 8, 2010 at 11:02 pm

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